Kingston Showcases New Enterprise-Class SSDNow E50

Kingston, an outstanding developer of various data storage solutions, has recently introduced a new series of solid-state drives intended for enterprise use. Entitled SSDNow E50, the products feature a standard 2.5-inch design and are available in three capacities: 100 GB, 240 GB and 480 GB correspondingly. The new-comer employs SATA III 6 Gb/sec interface and MLC NAND synchronous flash-memory.



Kingston SSDNow E50 takes LSI SandForce-SF2581 controller as the basis. It ensures rather high performance showings. With the purpose to guarantee a stable operation of the drives, to minimize data transfer errors and reduce the cell wear, the manufacturer furnished the models with DuraClass, DuraWrite, S.M.A.R.T., and RAISE technologies. As a result, Mean Time between Failures is estimated as 1.000.000 hours.


In regard to speed characteristics, each model demonstrates the following showings:

— SSDNow E50 100 GB: the max. sequential Read speed – 550 MB/sec, the max. sequential …

Palit Showcases GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti Adapters from StormX Series

In less than a couple of days the whole galaxy of graphics cards manufacturers has launched their products, based on Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti GPUs. Palit is not an exception. It has unveiled three proprietary versions of cards, codenamed GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC, GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX OC, GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX Dual. The triple boasts a substantial factory overclocking and the implementation of a brand new cooling design.



Palit GeForce GTX 750 StormX OC is based on a fresh Nvidia GM107-300 (Maxwell architecture) GPU. Its nominal and dynamic frequency has been boosted from 1020/1085 MHz to 1085/1163 MHz correspondingly. The improvement has touched also video memory (1 GB GDDR5): its nominal and efficient frequency has been raised from 1250/5000 MHz to 1275/5100 MHz. The incorporation of StormX cooler with TurboFan Blade 80 mm fan ensures that all internal components preserved optimal thermal conditions.


Palit GeForce GTX 750 Ti StormX OC comes with Nvidia …

Hard drives still confidently dominate on the notebook market, according to analysts

SSDs are gradually penetrating into mobile computers, but can not yet can become a serious competitor of hard disk drives. Even recently observed slowdown in demand for notebooks with hard drives will not lead to a decrease of the part pf these models in favour of laptops, where SSD is the main storage, analysts believe.



According to the first quarter of this year, models from the HDD larger than 500GB, offered at $ 450-550, formed the largest segment of the market at a rate of 32% of total deliveries. Second place with 26% take laptops with HDD capacity over 320GB, which cost $ 350-450. They are followed by models with HDD larger than 640GB ($ 550-650 price range), than go HDD larger than 750GB ($ 650-750), they are followed — with 250 GB HDD (price less than $ 350), next — the HDD larger than 1 TB ($ 750-900). And only in last place, relevant to market by about 3%, are laptops with SSD volume 128GB or HDD with very large volume (price — $ 900 or more).


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